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Fed leaves investors waiting for Trump and Clinton

Fed leaves investors waiting for Trump and Clinton...

The Federal Reserve’s decision announced on Wednesday to keep rates on hold has left investors waiting to see the outcome and market impact of the Presidential election before a rate rise is put back on the agenda.

Published : 22, Sep 2016
US introducing RDR ‘through the backdoor’

US introducing RDR ‘through the backdoor’

Recent moves in the US suggest that the country is bringing in its own version of the retail distribution review “through the backdoor”, according to Capgemini Consulting’s Rod Bryson.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
It is important that the Fed does not overreact – JPMAM

It is important that the Fed does not overreact...

With central banks in the spotlight this week JP Morgan Asset Management has warned it is important that the Federal Reserve does not overreact.

Published : 20, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: Trump could win; it might not be all bad

ANALYSIS: Trump could win; it might not be all...

The brouhaha over Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia is just the latest sideshow in the US presidential election circus. While it is unlikely to derail her campaign, it has served once again to highlight the fact that a Trump presidency remains a possibility and markets are increasingly concerned.

Published : 14, Sep 2016
Fed worries will not stop steady global expansion – RLAM

Fed worries will not stop steady global expansion...

The sell-off over concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise rates on 21 September could develop into a good buying opportunity if economic growth persists, according to Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management.

Published : 13, Sep 2016
SEC fines two advice firms over client fee disclosure

SEC fines two advice firms over client fee disclosure...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against two investment advice firms after some clients were unaware that they were being charged more than the single fee they were paying for investment services.

Published : 9, Sep 2016
US equities: If you can’t beat them, join them

US equities: If you can’t beat them, join them...

European investors have been dismissing US equities as too expensive for a couple of years. But as the S&P 500 continues to outperform other equity markets, appetite for the asset class is again on the rise.

Published : 5, Sep 2016
Israel halts Fatca preparation following lawsuit

Israel halts Fatca preparation following lawsuit...

An Israeli judge has ordered that the state suspend work on the implementation of America’s foreign account tax compliance act (Fatca), a move welcomed by deVere Group chief executive Nigel Green.

Published : 2, Sep 2016
US bankruptcy court hears of Providence problems

US bankruptcy court hears of Providence problems...

A US bankruptcy court hearing into Providence Financial Investments, the Miami-based parent of Providence Global which was wound up in Guernsey last month, was told by the firm’s chief restructuring officer, who examined the books, that “nothing in this company is working”.

Published : 1, Sep 2016
SEC fines 13 US advice firms $2.2m over false ETF claims

SEC fines 13 US advice firms $2.2m over false...

Thirteen financial advice firms have been fined a combined $2.2m (£1.7m, €1.9m) by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for making false claims in relation to the ill-fated ETF manager F-Squared Investments, which filed for bankruptcy last July.

Published : 31, Aug 2016
Axa wins landmark US court case over ‘exorbitant fees’

Axa wins landmark US court case over ‘exorbitant...

Axa has won a landmark court case in the US against investors who accused the French insurer of charging excessive fees on variable annuity products.

Published : 30, Aug 2016
Former US baseballer becomes unlikely financial adviser

Former US baseballer becomes unlikely financial...

Controversial former US baseball star Jose Canseco has developed something of a cult following after several of his contrarian market predictions have come true.

Published : 26, Aug 2016
Greater disclosure requirements for US investment advisers

Greater disclosure requirements for US investment...

Investment advisers in the US will need to provide more information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the regulator steps up its monitoring of the asset management industry.

Published : 26, Aug 2016
Campaign group calls for Fatca exemption for US expats

Campaign group calls for Fatca exemption for US...

American Citizens Abroad (ACA), a campaign group for US citizens living overseas, has called on the US Treasury Department to amend Fatca regulations which would allow US expats to hold bank accounts exempt from the stringent reporting standards.

Published : 24, Aug 2016
US Olympic, Paralympic winners may get victory tax reprieve

US Olympic, Paralympic winners may get victory...

US athletes could be on track to see their Olympic and Paralympic gold, silver and bronze medals shine more brightly with Congress expected to make tax breaks for winners a ‘top priority’, according to media reports.

Published : 19, Aug 2016
SEC charges former pro US footballer over $10m Ponzi scheme

SEC charges former pro US footballer over $10m...

A former professional American football player has been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for running a $10m (£7.7m, €9m) investment fraud that promised returns as high as 20%.

Published : 11, Aug 2016
MetLife net income down 94% after variable annuity review

MetLife net income down 94% after variable annuity...

US insurance giant MetLife reported a drop in net income of 94% to $64m (£48m, €57m) for the second quarter after bringing forward an annual review of its variable annuities business as it looks to offload a substantial part of its US retail business.

Published : 4, Aug 2016
Fed turns ‘mildly hawkish’ after holding rates

Fed turns ‘mildly hawkish’ after holding rates...

The US Federal Reserve’s decision to hold rates at 0.25-0.5% announced Wednesday surprised nobody, but the accompanying rhetoric suggested a more hawkish stance is emerging.

Published : 28, Jul 2016
US asset manager sets up in Hong Kong

US asset manager sets up in Hong Kong

US-based AQR Capital Management is to open an office in Hong Kong to focus on sales and client servicing while evaluating China's investor base.

Published : 20, Jul 2016
ANALYSIS: The US is riding to the rescue

ANALYSIS: The US is riding to the rescue

There has been no shortage of doom and gloom despite the outbreak of something resembling summer in the United Kingdom this week.

Published : 19, Jul 2016
International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 results
International Adviser...

The winners in International Adviser’s inaugural Best...

France, Germany and Italy fighting EU-wide ban on commission
France, Germany and Italy...

France, Germany and Italy are fighting against introducing...

Dubai regulator fines insurer for sales outside permitted zone
Dubai regulator fines...

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has cracked...

Europe remains the ‘wild west’ for adviser qualifications
Europe remains the ‘wild...

Clients receiving poor advice from inadequately qualified...

Bahamas files leak exposes former EU official's links to offshore firms
Bahamas files leak exposes...

A new cache of 1.3 million documents from the Bahamas...

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